Personal Injury / Wrongful Death

Wade, Palmer & Shoemaker has been successfully defending individuals, businesses, insurers, self-insureds, and government entities in litigation involving catastrophic brain injuries (and defending T.B.I.’s without objective findings) to spinal cord injuries to fatalities. We have defended claims arising from automobile and commercial trucking accidents to construction site catastrophic injuries.

Our philosophy in defending these types of cases is premised on a swift determination of the potential damages and exposure of our client. We understand the necessity of a quick and accurate assessment of the specific facts of each case, which when combined with our knowledge of the law, allows us to expediently and effectively formulate recommendations regarding defense strategy.

In recommending and implementing our defense strategy, we have an established network of accident reconstructionists, engineers, and medical experts to assist in the investigation, evaluation, and defense of these claims. We communicate with our clients regularly, updating them with our assessment of the advantages, risks, and projected costs of litigation. Our attorneys have many years of experience in negotiating settlements, winning summary judgments, and prevailing in front of juries throughout Northwest Florida. We are seasoned trial lawyers with a passion for what we do, and who enjoy the challenge of aggressively defending our clients in front of Northwest Florida juries, while at the same time, understanding that the successful defense of our client does not always involve the risk and expense of a jury trial.

Personal Injury and general casualty cases include a wide range of challenges. The defense of these claims contains one, inherent difficulty; efficiently determining the client’s true exposure and striving for an equally swift and favorable conclusion. Successfully resolving these cases, requires lawyers who possess the vision to adhere to this principle, the breadth of experience to act effectively, and the resources to carry out the necessary tasks.
For decades, our attorneys have demonstrably met the challenge of defending general casualty cases of many types. We attribute our accomplishments to a formidable base of attorney knowledge, which acts in conjunction with our dedication to aggressive representation of every client’s perspective. This combination allows us not only to meet the challenge, but also to achieve results.